i'm ali velshi. thank you for joining us. ♪ >> hi, everyone, this is al jazeera mega. i'm john sieg that willer in nothing. trying to control the damming, federal officials of the defensive over the ebola spots. carp teen, we go up side whereupon of mega's few super charged intensive care i don't wants equipped to handle o. rescue mission, dozens found dozens missing. storm front, and ago ago's battle over what cow one of the biggest minds in mega.
we begin tonight with the controversy of ebola. enenenenenenenenen we with know now there may have been probables in terms of how, protective gear, was worn or already removed or the additional procedures, may have impacted potential exposure. i also spoke to governor perry today about making sure that dallas and the state of texas has the resourced that it needed in order to respond effectively if additional
workers at the presbyterian are determined in fact to have been exposed and have contracted ebola. they have legitimate concerns in terms of making sure that the federal government is asserting the kind of resources that they need to handle anything there, to make sure that their folks not just presbyterian, potentially over facilities have the training they need. >> ^+so mike, the president canceled trips two days in a row, and is speaking for the second day in a row, which is going on in the white house. >> a lot of this -- there is no question about it. the president had political travel in mind. also eager to demonstrate to the american people that he is on top of it. there has been parallels
of previous controversies. and oil leak comes to mind. they call this another photo op, another two nights of two hour meetings for the president. he is also leaving himself open to the option of a lead person. he didn't you the word czar, after that's been called on time and time again. he said he isn't exposed but it is something that will make the probable worse, and we did have that hearing today, and a travel ban has become the main point, for both republicans and democrats. the criticism came from all sides. beam's lives are at stake. >> lawmakers were outraged but amber vincent who treated thomas duncan was allowed to get on an airplane with a low grade fever. >> so what specifically
did she tell you her symptoms were? or what was happening inning. >> i have not seen the transcript, or the conversation, my understanding is that she reported no symptoms to us. >> both republicans and democrats called for tighter restrictions or an outright ban on travel from west africa to the united states. that says dr. freeden is a bad idea. >> borders can be porous -- can i finish. especially in this part of the world, we won't be able to check them with with fever when they leave, or when they arrive. >> the white house agrees and says a ban would make the problem worse. >> if we were to put in place a travel ban, or a visa ban, it would provide a direct incentive for individuals seeking to travel here to go underground. and to seek to evade this screening and to not be candidate about their travel history in order to enter the country. >> for the second day in a row president obama
canceled a trip, instead staying at the white house, calling world leaders and members of congress. >> a yet unannounced number to help build hospitals. the situation where ebola has claimed roughly 4500 lives came up only briefly. >> put this in perspective, we have had three recent cases in this country, we should be concerned about these cases and we need to act urgently, but we with need not panic. and john, one more piece of information, we just learned from the white house, the president was authorized a call up of reserve and guard troop as very small contingent, just eight jeers going there to help build hospitals. these are individuals that will be part of the up to 4,000 the president has authorizationed to go to west africa to aid in this crisis. so clearly this issue has changed in the last couple of days from a health crisis to in some
way as political crisis with two weeks and more to go before the midterm elections, how important is ebola to this election process. >> john, it is a great question, and if you look at the hearing there are two individuals that are present. in the midst of hard fought races for the senate. the republican candidate for senate, taking on the incumbent democrat, he came back from that race that race is dead even, to appear here at this hearing as did bruce bailey a house member from iowa who is running for an open seat. this is free publicity, this is an opportunity for them to get on t.v., and a demonstration of the political volatility of this issue. we have also seen president obama in that photo opposed. operation to the idea, a lead person, he says the individual whose have been coordinated this, with homeland security, adviser, and susan rice
the national security adviser have a little bit on their plate at this point. the fight against isil first and foremost. and so the p.m. now open to that idea. >> white house dealing with a lot, these days all right, thank you very much. one of the two dallas nurses with ebola is being moved to maryland she will be treated at the national institutes of health. she was diagnosed sunday after treating thomas eric duncan, he was the first person diagnosed with ebola in the u.s. another nurse who cared for him is also being treated for ebola. emery and n.i.h. are two of only four hospitals in the country with isolate units designed to treat diseases like ebola. there is 70 new cases every day, each one of those patients is expected to in fact several other people. erica woods reported.
>> yet another victim is taken away, and this chinese run hospital the doctors say one of the biggest problems is a lack of awareness. >> many patients almost know nothing about the virus. they off go into the rooms of others ones medical workers have left, which greatly challenges our items to control the virus. these are the three worst effected nations. almost 4 1/2 thousand people have died of the outbreak. but with with fear and stigma surrounding the virus, many victims are being hidden away by scared relatives. and the medical charity doctors without borders says it needs help to carry on. >> we are seeing that clearly, that's why what
is still a bit astonished is the very slow and weaking capacity including state actors including supplies in the latest report, it says liberia needs almost 3,000 beds to treat patients. but only has 620, guinea needs around 260, but had just 160. and sierra leyon needs around 1,200, but right now it has only a quarter of that, that is concerning because if there's no room, people are left to die at home, whether they can spread the virus. >> sum plies are coming in, but it isn't enough.
the who has predicted the number of new cases is likely to increase from 1,000 to up to 10,000 each week by december and says the world needs to act now, or suffer consequences later. >> in this country, the chance of anyone, even healthcare workers getting ebola is small. several other diseases pose bigginger threats. in an arrange year as many as 60 million americans will get the flu, and the flu kills more than 36,000 americans every year. doctor john epstein and vice president of echo health alliance. a nonpublic group that focuses on public health issues. >> thank you, good evening. >> compare the flu to ebola. >> well, it is a great time to be talking about flu. because we with are entering into flu system. the ebola and the flu are two very different
viruses, an important different number one, is how they are transmitted. now, people have been speculated that ebola may become air born, well, there's no evidence to suggest it is transmitted that way, however, influenza does spread through air upon routs. there's a good chance, people even several feet ray way may be infected because of that cloud of saliva. >> which disease is more dangerous. >> well, it is interesting here in america, it is influenza, we have three ebola cases right now,s with awe you mentioned there are thousands and thousands of influenza cases and there have been as many as 50,000 debts in america and pandemic strains have gone as high as 40 million worldwide. so it is a very serious illness. >> how would you compare ebola to other epidemics. >> historically, ebola fits the bill of a
localized outbreak ewhat we with are seeing inning west africa can is unprecedented compared to history, what is alarming about what is happening in west africa, we have on going transmission, and accelerating from person to person. there's a real possibility it can becoming indemocratic. that means it is circulating among people, so in the future there may be the potential for it to continue to spread widely. >> i know people are concerned, do you think this is been overblown by the media? for instance, frontier airline has an airplane that this nurse flew on back from cleveland to dallas, and i believe the stories are that this airplane has been decontaminated i believe about three times. is -- hue much is too much? >> you know, ebola is certainly a dramatic and scary sounding disease, but yes, we do have to manage and stay connected to reality here, in terms of our expectations.
there's very very little chance of anyone coming in contact with an ebola patient. all we know is she has a fever ever we don't know any other symptoms there's very little chance she inkfected other people. i think america in general, has nothing to worry about in terms of catching egoal la, it is not circulating in the communities where influenza is, and it is a vaccine preventable disease, so it is a good time to say get your flu shots. >> there are a lot of people that don't get their blue shots. >> absolutely, and it is preventable. every year, we with do a good job of getting them out there, and they are avisible easily. so people can get a shot and protect themselves. >> dr. epstein, good to see you again. >> thank you so much. >> now to a desperate rescue effort, about 70 people are zillion missing. serj teams are trying to find dozens of climbers
lost for days. many survived by finding shelter in a tea shop. >> like the way. because i lost my group, i lost all the people i had been with with, and i couldn't see anything, and the snow got -- i was stuck in snow to here. and then a napoli guide knew the way, and he asked me to stay with him, and just drug me, really drug me. >> at least 28 people are confirmed dead. she has more from the base of rescue operations. >> the tail end of the very popular circuit, behind me is the foreign pass where a lot of people cross every day. just two days ago a mass incentive for individuals snowstorm track ms. people, and rescue operations are taking place from here.
yesterday, 18 people were rescued alive, and four bodies were flown out of here, today, there are five bodies still, further up, the army has been coordinating and rescuing all these people. the snow storm didn't only happen just here, but also in the entire region, the army is having quite a difficult time. they are finding it very difficult, earlier they rescued one person alive. what they have seen a body, but they cannot bring it up because the wind has started picking up. >> reporting it's been a very tough year for mountaineers. the worst day ever on mount effectively rest was just six months ago, when sick teen people died the risks have some dend maaing change. hikers know the dangers of climbing the world's
tallest and most unforgiving peeks. but they say more could be done to ensure everyone comes off that mountain alive. it's not the most dangerous in the sprawling range. in fact, it is the circuit where so many died this week. a 150-mile hiking trail. where the weather and lives can change instantly. >> we saw this the storm is very heavy. and people troy to think what should we with do. >> it has killed out of every 100 people who try to kill it. the rate on everest is one and a half. yet the dell six months ago of the guides and this week's tragedy raise questions about the climbing industry and nepal's government.
a professional guide who has climbed everest many times. he says they should do more to train guides and provide better weather forecasting. >> some of the guides are not well with trained and some of the werner whose go to do the treks don't have guides and then they have freakish storms they may not have good leadership. they may not have good support or clothing. >> tourism is booming now aability travel restrictionsing 800,000 visitor as year. it generates tens of millions of dollars for ever one of the world's boorest countries. money that critics say the government should put back into the industry. i hope it will inspire everyone along the chain to up their game.
keep in mind, that pal came out of civil war only in 2006. all right, thank you. coming up next, crucial races republicans must win to take control of the senate, how likely is the change in the balance of power, and the crippling drought, we look at the modernnology that could help to keep crops alive.
tonight the island of bermuda is bracing for hurricane gonzalo. the only airport shut down just a few minutes ago. remaining tourists are being toll to seek shelter. our meteorologist is here with the latest on the storm's path, kevin. >> we are looking at the storm category 4. the storm is not the biggest we with have seen, but it is definitely powerful.
this is what it lookinged like today, you can see the eye quite well, also across bermuda, the residents were preparing for the storm, and as john said, we have seen the airport close just minutes ago, across that area, as well as people have been preparing yesterday and today, as well as we are looking at many of the businesses and schools close. this is the forecast track we are expected to see over the next 24 hours. we are looking at a category now storm now. the very closest proximity just to the west, we with do think john lit be downgraded from a 4 to a 3, but it is still going to be extremely powerful, we expect flooding as well as major wind with damage. >> kevin, thank you. in more than two weeks control of the congress will be in the hands of the voters, a little surprise in the house where republicans are expecting to stay in charge.
there shall 36 senate seats up for grabens the gop only needs six to take over. an association professor at emery university in atlanta, the research has focused on african-american politics welcome and thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> what is the likelihood we will see -- we will have to wait late, maybe days or weeks to find out who controls the senate? >> welt, it depends on who you speak to. so many models are predicting that republicans will take over the senate. there are a number of races in this democrats are vulnerable. some are in tates that have run off that could be about vatted and there are others where the races are close, we may have to count absentee ballots which may prolong the election.
>> let's go through some of those, they include what, alaska and? >> so alaska is potentially a state where we may have to wait on absentee ballots. the republican candidate looks like he is ahead at this point, so it may not be alaska, but louisiana and georgia in particular, are states where we with could be looking at run off elections. louisiana which is held by the incumbent mary landrieu has a jungle primary system, where they had nine candidates that were running for the senate. the 22 candidates of the overall vote, will have to go to a run off election, and in georgia a a seat that is held right now, we with have an open seat between two novice and david purdue, the former -- david purdue, of sunny purdue.
then that election can last until january. >> alaska as we said, is expected it could be close everybody though the polls do show the republicans ahead for now. well with, and so some of the issues -- in 2010, when lisa won her race by a write in canids and the official republican candidate ended up challenging a number of those, and so that race lasted for a long period of time. this time we don't have the write in candidacy, but if you have a large number of voters that are voting absentee, that you may have to count all of the ballots and that takes time. >> much of your work is focused on race and the election, we might see some interesting firsts in the senate, right.
>> so we already currently have two african-american senators. one dies in office, but this is the first time they are going to be running for their six year term. if they both get elected then this will be the first time we with have had two african-americans serving at the same time. >> we with will see whether that happens good to see you, thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, why more hospitals don't have them, plus. >> it is salmon verses people, fishing jobs verses mining jobs the state legislature verses state agencies all with the federal government lurking in the background. where people will vote on a statewide ballot measure including a mine that could be worth
this is al jazeera america, coming up, treating ebola, two infected nurses move to special containment units we will take you inside one, plus, alaska fight over gold over fish, and regulation. the cutting edge solutions that could bring relief. we begin with america votes. one of the battleground states in next months midterm elections. november ballot include as measure about a proposed gold and copper mine. i could cost jobbens as well, allen explains. >> it is a battle over
the limits of the agency, so add in a vote that would give the legislature the power to say yes or no, and you have a tangled mess on the alaska political landscape. the pebble line can be nearly as deep as the grand canyon the entire operation including waste dumps would with cover an area the size of manhattan, the stakes are huge, there could be $500 billion worth of gold and copper here. 70 miles downstream from the potential mine site is the fishing port. something of a ghost town, in a town where the mine is not popular, especially among native alaska tribe whose rely on salmon for money and food. and here in what is
called the last frontier, federal meddling in state and local mattering is even more frowned upon than in the lower 489. alaskaians are pretty well known for their independent, asking outsiders for help, not exactly their style. simple, some say federal government you stay out of my backyard, but at the same time, we need to pick our harbor, we need to make sure we with have clean water and clean air, and how can you have both? you know. the mine side is in the mountains of bristol bay.
there are a lot of boats up on blocks. >> the fleet is high and dry, the short but lucrative salmon season is over. for more than a decade, tommy and others have opposed the mine, and see the e.p.a. as a potential savior. >> there is nothing wrong with mining, i think one of the things that a lot of folks point out, is that this mine is in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> in a lawsuit mine developers and the state of alaska challenged the e.p.a. authority to act preemptively, that lawsuit was thrown out, but developers promise the legal fight will continue. even if the agency stops the project. >> complicating things tommy and all alaskaians face a ballot measure that would give the legislature the final say on the project.
possibly neutralizing e.p.a. action on this and future mine proposals in the area. can we do both? can prepreserve what is here. >> we with can. >> can we with in terms oif pebble mine? is that something -- >> absolutely. >> mining say the pebble mine vote is confusing and unnecessary. politicizing what should be a science based process, and could slow investment and development in the state. >> it is one of the most economically depressed regions. but the same argue everment can be made for fishing. billing jury 2,000 permit as season. that can fish for ever salmon. say four peach fishing so that's 8,000 jobs then add in the cannery workers the people onshore, the peep operating the tenders
bringing the fish to shore. >> there's nothing more that i love than setting that first net, and watching that first hilt. >> so salmon supporters say they are not against mining and mining supporter evers say they are not against salmon, it is natural resource icon verses natural resource icon, with a vote and no clear answers ahead. >> i said it was a tangle mess, and this won't necessarily untangle it. on the pebble mine, and there is a lot of concern on both sides that people voting won't fully understand what they are voting for. it is a place of spectacular beauty, and valuable mineral resources. as a former governor said it is america's national park, and it's energy provider as well. those two often collide
and they are colliding here with the pebble mine. julian morris has written about regulation for two decades he is the vice president of research at the libertarian think tank, welcome, it is good to have you. >> pleasure to be here. >> you don't like regulation right. >> well, it has it's place. in this context, the question is who should be responsible for making decisions as to whether the mine operating. and who should be responsibility really is now moved way away from the two parties who have the most at stake. the main may well operate responsibly, in that case, there seems to be no argument that it should take place, if it were to operate in such a
way then clearly something needs to happen to compensate those people, unfortunately the way thins are set up, neither the mine owner nor the fish have the right set up, they don't have the right to enable that dispute to be resolved. >> isn't that why they set up the e.p.a.. >> in principle, a regulator may be an effective tool. it is two parties and where two parties are in dispute, you can solve that privately, so in england, and in the east coast of america, fish sort of referred to land, butting streams and this is a case here land abutting streams. people that own that land, have the right undiminished quality water that means they are able to sue anyone who harms that water. >> they don't have that
in the west. >> they don't have that in alaska, as a result, the fisherman don't have the right to sue the mine owner. so they don't have any protection if their fish are adversely effected. all they have is a license to fish, which doesn't give them the right to take action. if it operates at all, it will operate on state land. so you have these two parties that are operating with licenses. >> the epa has stepped in and taken -- and tried to protect the environment, and the court has thrown out the lawsuit that the miners filed. >> isn't that a solution? >> so there was a previous case, brought by the fish -- fisherman. various native cooperations and others against the state for issue as permit for the
mine. and the court in alaska threw that out. on the basis, bear in mind, that the fish operators the fisherman had not presented sufficient evidence, there would be harm from the mining. so that was thrown out, and then the fish -- these corporations went to the e.p.a. and said we are worried that something nasty might happen in the future, well, you can understand it, they fear there will be some harm. >> there are other examples of that happening. >> absolutely. the question is whether this is something you need the e.p.a. to resolve. if you could somehow enable the parties to resolve the dispute locally. so maybe just grant those fisherman the right to have an undiminished quality water, to their fish, and if there is a harm done, then they bring a case against the miner.
and say look, we demand that you take action to prevent any harm that may results. >> you may have found the solution. >> this would compensate them perhaps in advance. >> it does snot appear they are moving in that direction, maybe they will hear this and think about that. >> thank you. >> all week long, we with are reporting on the biggingest issues facing alaska voters, we want you to join us for our special report tomorrow. can 30 eastern against 11:30 certain. tonight the first nurse effected with ebola is on her way -- we with get more now melissa chen who is in dallas, melissa. >> well, nina just left dallas moments ago, her plane took off, she left
a statement, thanking the nurses and doctors really no ill will towards the hospital considering that she was working there and contracted ebola. so that is very good news from nina. she is in good condition. >> this eveningsing we will be admitting to the special clinical studies unit, at the national ink city taught of health, nina fam otherwise known as nurse number one with. she will be coming toking the national institute of health, where we with will be supplying her with state of the art care in our high level containment facilities. the second nurse is also being treated at emery university hospital in atlanta. all this suggest as vote of no confidence on how texas health presbyterian has handled ebola, and the c.d.c. is also under
scrutiny for it's lack of coordination. >> on thursday, a home representative apologized for mistakes in treating thomas eric duncan but still faced tough questions. >> has your organization -- or the inadequacies of the protocol. >> we don't know at this particular juncture, what the source or the cause of the exposure that caused nina to contract the disease. >> the dispute between on site nurses and the hospital is also growing with nurses saying no one knew what the protocols were or what kind of gear should be worn, adding that they felt unsupported unprepared and lied too. but texas health dallas shot back, saying the assertions do not reflect facts learned from the medical record.
the hospital follows guidelines and sought additional clarity, none of this is likely to ease fears. some schools here canceled classes the reason, they had been on the same flight as dallas nurse, who traveled from cleveland to dallas at developing a fever before she was diagnosed with ebola. >> just so add more on the reason why she was moved out of this hospital, at least according toking the hospital, over the past 24 hours they have offer add wing of the hospital for nurses and doctors who treated thomas duncan that first patient, it is a voluntary self-quarantine, but enough of the staff of the hospital has decided to go in and self-quarantine that there's been a shortage of staff, that means she wasn't able to get the kind of care she deserved. just some of the probables that have
resulted from this the second nurse infected is being treated in add lan that, in one of the very few u.s. hospital rooms specifically designs to handle deadly infectious diseases. right now amber vincent, the second nurse infected with ebola in dallas is in these rooms. in atlanta. >> an intercom system, so that visitors can look through the glass. and talk to the patient without going into the patient room. >> now we with have two patient rooms coming off this room, both are identical the pleasure in that room is negative, so when the door is opened all of the door goes into the patient room, and none of it comes out of the patient room. >> the first nurse infected is heading for a similar facility in
maryland, these are two of 2004 in the sun built specifically to c.d.c. standards for diseases. but in the rest of the country they can only issue recommendations. >> texas presbyterian is just down the row, here, less than a quarter ever mile away, is a for profit private emergency room with a sign you can see from the foye, now, both of these places can handle the basics. but when it comes to a rare disease, they are both improvising and that's because they mays a singular set of unique changes. >> all but a few homes are run as businesses with all the need for cost savings that goes along with with that. >> we run out of stuff all the time. doctors are faced they are out of the cat thefter they have to use a different kind.
this is a day-to-day phenomenon for healthcare workers so it isn't shopping that we are improvising here. >> the united states has has no common standard for ever electronic records. if you arrive alone unconscious, the staff knows nothing abouten you, by 2020, hospitals anywhere in europe will have access to a universal cross border healthcare record for any european patient. some hospitals are even skipping pass the recommendations entirely, and adopting protective guidance used by doctors without borders a european organization. >> john, really it has revealed the improvisational measure. but this has blown apart the whole system. >> okay, so jake, what is it about the u.s. healthcare system that has left hospitals so unprepared for this? >> one pert we with
talks to he used a business term, just in time the motion that you buy just enough supplies at just the right cost to retain the right kind of profit margin. >> as we with have mentioned several times there's only four bio containment facilities with 11 patient exaltty total. each of those cost over $1 million you won't just build one of those as your average hospital. so we are looking at a rare but very very high consequence disease. there's only four that can hanle and it that's because it is so rare, we are not built for that. >> jake ward, thank you very much. now we with return to the battle against isil. the group is stepping it's attacks. a suicide bomber also rammed his car into a
police check point. 150 people have been killed in this city, this as they make dramatic advances. isil has taken the seat of heat, and is trying to pervade the capitol. joan we with chen standing by to tell us what is coming up, joey. >> on our program tonight, a special focus on ebola that's a story we with have been following closely, ever since the first signs of a mass outbreak in africa, now though in the states new concerns. top federal and local health officials face down tough questions how can the virus spread so fast, with two nurses infected and dozens more under observation, what is being done to stop the spread, and to health officials know what the right answers are. we have also heard from the property lines in and from expert whose are working to protect us here at home.
guidance alone are not sufficient. we need to make sure there's training and drills across the united states, if we want to say that any hospital in the wrights with a private -- with a private room with a private bathroom can take care of a patient. >> america tonight, indepth coverage of the outbreak begins at the tonight of the hour. >> joey, thank you. a historic drought is crippling farmers there, a first hand look at what is being done to save california's p cos. >> believe it or not, this is one of the world's most productive regions. california central valley as you can see, it is suffering from a drought of epic proportions. >> and farmers have been the first to feel it's
devastating effects. drive through the central valley, and their anger and bitterness is visible. again fishing port is manager of the water district, it is his job to figure out how to supply water to 38,000 acres of farmland. >> never did we think we would be with looking at a 0% water supply. >> and and when president obama visited the area, he took the opportunity to stress the wider impact of california's agriculture losses. california agriculture is important, it is important to the whole nation, as we pass by a tractor that was with parked out here in the field, i said mr. president do you know where this comes from and he looks at it and says john deere, yes we with love john deere in illinois, i told him,ing when we buy a tractor in california we are creating jobbens in illinois. and during a drought, we don't buy tractors. >> but water base
satellite missions will help strategize in maximize their crops. >> it is a mission that will map the water in earth's soils so which we call soil moisture, just the water in the upper few sent meets of the land, every few days we will get a global update, and that will important for ever things like alary culture and a number of other applications. and techno phil torres joins us from los angeles, so phil, what exactly does the satellite picture show in reference to california. >> john, you know, when they are looking at these across the board, the water resources are at record lows. whether they are looking at ground water, it is all the lowest they have ever seen. >> so nasa is launching a new slight, how it will
help farmers. >> you know they have some amazing new satellite remarkably it can get a map of the entire globe every two to three days. what it is looking at is the moisture in the soil, so they can take that information, give it to water manager whose can work with with farmers and they are able to predict what the next year will look like, how bad will it be, and adjust which crops they plant, and how many they put in there. >> so what about conservation, and what do beam need to know. >> you know what, i find amazing is the drought has been pressing on us here in california, and it's caused us to send this technology up into space, but so many of the answers are right at home. every top scientists say if the individual cut back on water ever jews, we with could make a big impact on helping news this drought. >> what about this
desahlennization facility in the central valley. >> one issue they have there, is all of their alary culture water gets a lot of salt in it just due to the gee logical conditions and it is so salty, it is saltier than ocean water. so there's this company called water effects that set up a plan, once they get up and running they are pure fie over 2 million gallons of water every day. and that should make a good dent. >> phil, torres, thank you, you can watch techno on al jazeera america. coming up next, the war an urgent three for press freedom, behind bar evers in egypt for doing his jobben. >> program
getting another update at 11:00 p.m. eastern time, we will update you on what the storm is doing, it is now past sunset and we are looking at 65,000 people on this island right now. so tomorrow, at about 8:00 p.m., we do expect these to be off to the west, and that is going to put bermuda on the worst side of the storm. along the southern coast, we will be watching this very carefully all through tomorrow as well. this storm is heading towards hawaii at this moment, we don't expect to see a land fall with the storm. as you can see, by the time we with get to saturday, the big island of hawaii is expected to see the storm just over here to the southwest.
this is the last part of the storm that we have seen all week, making its way across the eastern part of the united states. but from new england we are seeing major flooding going on. now across parts of main that will continue for at least the next several hours. that is a look at your national weather, more news is coming up right after this.
tonight, jailed journalist is speaking out from his prison cell, greste and his al jazeera colleagues have been detained in egypt for doing their jobs for 292 days. jona halt reports from london. >> as journalists gather with with the front line club for an award ceremony to recognize the work of freelancers worldwide, one member of the club was absent. al jazeera korea ever respondent is serving a prison term in egypt, given the lengthy sentence in june along with colleagues before allegedly aiding the band muslim brotherhood. in a keynote address compiled by peter's family, based on conversations with him,
and delivered by co-defendant he reflects on the increasing dangers for journalists in conflicts defined more and more by ideology. >> my point is that in all of these battlegrounds where the hot or cold, journalists are no longer on the front lines we are the front lines. in there wider conflict, there is no such thing as a neutral independent reporter. in the view of both sides if you cross the line in pursuit of fundamental principles or balance or fairness or accuracy, you effectively join the enemy. >> greste believes his incar ration serves as a reminder of the importance of a free press. >> i think if you looked at the statistics, i think you can reasonably assume that journalist, the acquisition of news abroad has become dangerous to the point now that it is very severely threatened. editors and news
organizations are rarely wondering if they can take the risks involved. >> peter greste's family are key to stress that they put this together. they are enormously restricted in what they are allowed to write. the precious privileges are -- >> the member are of course are not free to speak their minds. a campaign online and in capitols around the world, has sought to build pressure for their release. their predicament is one close to the heart of many journalists sometimes at risk simply for doing their jobs. al jazeera, london. >> coming up tonight at 11 eastern, why fbi director says cell phones are getting inning the way of solving crimes. plus, the twenty-first servery tactic is using to get more viewers.
on "america tonight," a special report, "flashpoint ferguson." >> we all thought to thank the an america tonight special focus. cheers of support as nurse and ebola patient heads to a super hospital in maryland. meanwhile the demand for answers. >> throughout the testimony and questions today, i have heard you say, multiple times i don't know the details of this. i don't know the details of that. >> as the nation demands to know, how can ebola spread so fast here, and do you know how to stop it? with other questions do we with have the